Meet Our Intern!

by Aug 24, 2021Uncategorised

At Baytree, we regularly run volunteer internships for anyone looking to gain experience in the charity sector working with women and young people. Internships are generally 3 months long and part-time.

We asked our recent Communications and Fundraising Intern, Alex, to tell us a bit more about her experience at Baytree.

“I first volunteered with Baytree back in 2016 when I moved to London for university. I always wanted to work with young people and I liked Baytree’s mission to empower girls and young women. I helped out with the Science Club throughout my first year and always loved coming to the centre. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly!

“Once I graduated from university I knew I wanted to work in the charity sector but didn’t have a lot of specific experience, so the internship at Baytree seemed a perfect opportunity to develop my skills. I worked in Communications and Fundraising which was incredibly varied – I helped out on the big summer fundraising drive, where we were able to raise £5000, and I helped run Baytree’s social media channels.

“I was able to learn a lot in only 3 months. I saw how a small charity operates with everyone collaborating together! I was also able to take the lead on a few projects that would be really useful for a future career in communications – I quickly got to grips with Canva and Mailchimp and I even edited a video. I came to the internship with very few skills like this, so I’m so grateful to have been allowed to develop them at Baytree.

“I did the internship remotely but I was able to visit the centre once restrictions were lifted. I really enjoyed taking some of the girls on a trip to the museum this summer!

“I am now starting my first full-time job in a charity and my time at Baytree definitely helped me to take my first steps in the charity sector. I would recommend this internship to anyone who wants to gain experience whilst being part of a really welcoming team that does highly rewarding work.”

 

To get involved as a volunteer intern, see below for more details!